Zebra Mussels Found in a Popular Stearns County Lake
PAYNESVILLE -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that another Stearns County lake has zebra mussels.
The invasive species was found in Lake Koronis near Paynesville.
On July 8th, a fishing guide snagged an adult zebra mussel on a hook and reported it to the DNR.
Aquatic invasive species specialists searched the area but didn't find any other zebra mussels. However, during a follow-up search, the DNR says one juvenile zebra mussel was found near the Lake Koronis Regional Park public water access.
Zebra mussels compete with native species for food and habitat, can cut the feet of swimmers, and damage boat motors.